Brant Studio Tour organizers Arlene Laskey and Kim DiFrancesco drove over from Brantford to tell Art Waves about the Tour in its 10th year. They also spoke eloquently about their own artistic aspirations and inspirations. Topics: studio tours, Brant County, art, inspiration, networking
Elizabeth Corey gives us a fascinating look inside Hamilton’s Whitehern, where she inhabits the persona of the cook of the historic home by day. By night she writes poetry. To find out how Liz’s “two lives” inform each other, listen to this engaging episode of Art Waves. Topics: poetry, Whitehern, historical reenactor, inspiration, Hamilton
Stan White returns for a fourth visit to Art Waves, this time with Katherine Gordon and Becky Alexander. The three have collaborated on several poetry collections and they discuss their unusual approach to awakening the muse. Topics: collaboration, poetry, inspiration, working to themes, publishing
Sculptor Barbara Patterson shapes compelling conversation out of the roles inspiration, scale and materials play in creating art. Topics: sculpture, scale, shape, portraiture, materials, inspiration, the burka
Here is a voice for cathedrals, for mountaintops. I have always said it, and now you can hear it in all its dramatic glory, as Jim Lafferty releases his third collection of earth-shattering poetry: A Celtic Blessing. This is laureate-worthy work. Dive into the passion and brilliance of Celtic poetry, with Jim Lafferty on Art Waves #77. Topics: celtic poetry, writing poetry for special occasions, inspiration
Since I last saw him a decade ago, Paul Sutherland has morphed from a bespectacled, youthful fellow in a tweed cap to a man in a Muslim cap with a long, white beard. He has become a Sufi Muslim, and in this episode of Art Waves, he explains the effect this has had on his life and writing, and how the seeds of it were always evident. He also catches us up on his literary journal, Dream Catcher. Topics: poetry, Rumi, Sufism, inspiration, expatriate longing, literary journals, e-journals, Dream Catcher
Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing. Topics: arts administration, Hamilton Artists Inc., writing, inspiration, time management, gallery, James...
Inside a box of used comic books given to him as a child, Leif Peng found his life's passion and grew up to become a commercial artist. Then, through a second gift--the reference file of a deceased colleague--he found another passion, the brilliance of the magazine illustrators of the mid-twentieth century. He has turned this second gift into a blog called Today's Inspiration. Open Art Waves #141 to find inspiration, passion and treasure. Topics: Bud Fente, Ogilvie & Mather, Barbara Bradley, The Charles E. Cooper Studio, Today's...
Singer, song-writer Juanita Wilkins lends her strong voice to Art Waves for a conversation about inspiration and music. And we get to hear some of her songs as well! Topics: singer/songwriter, music, making a CD, inspiration, rural and small town life
Installation artist Jane Adeney visited Art Waves to talk about her art and her creative process. She says she is inspired by the way people explore the spiritual through art. As an identical twin she is also deeply interested in the question of how we create a sense of identity. Be prepared to delve--into questions, more than into answers--in this inspiring episode of Art Waves. Topics: installation art, visual art, inspiration, identity, art as a spiritual quest, Wax Mannequin,...